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Hot 8 Brass Band perform at KPFK

Rock With The Hot 8!

Just in time for Mardi Gras, it was our distinct pleasure to welcome the Hot 8 Brass band into the KPFK Studios last week as they kicked off a US/Canada tour in LA. Hot 8 Brass is one of a handful of New Orleans brass bands to break out from the Crescent City and bring their sound to an international audience, particularly through their recent releases via Tru Thoughts, including last year’s The Life & Times Of The Hot 8 Brass Band.  During their time at our studios, the band performed three songs, two from their latest release “Steaming Blues” and “Bingo Bango” as well as an older track, “Rock With The Hot 8.”  We talked with them about the new record, competition between brass bands in NOLA and the continuing effects of Hurrican Katrina on the city and its people.  If Hot 8 is coming to your town, believe me you do NOT want to miss this band.  Big thanks to Jaz at Tru Thoughts for setting things up and Stan Misraje for his usual sonic wizardry.  Enjoy this to the fullest!

Hot 8 Brass Band on KPFK's Melting Pot: Recorded 2-04-2013

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